Manny Pacquiao called out his eternal rival Floyd Mayweather for a rematch after sending Lucas Matthysse into retirement recently.
And though Mayweather remains uninterested in stepping back into the ring, he seems to have other ideas.
Pacquiao said during the buildup after his seventh-round knockout win of Lucas Matthysse that he is a promotional free agent and no longer with promoter Bob Arum.
This got Mayweather thinking he could team up with his chief rival who is now on the market.
“Actually, I’m [going to] get on the phone with Pacquiao after this call see if we can put him in position,”Mayweather said to Fighthype.com.
“There’s a lot of good competition out there that he could fight. I wouldn’t mind making Pacquiao against Mikey Garcia.”
Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) is one of the top fighters in the sport and he became the unified lightweight champion after defeating Robert Easter Jr. by unanimous decision last weekend.
And Mayweather believes that the man who helped him break pay-per-view records in 2015 is the perfect foil for Garcia.
“I can’t knock Manny Pacquiao for what he wants to do, that’s his prerogative,” Mayweather said, in reference to Pacquiao’s insistence on fighting even at 39.
“If he still wants to go out there and make money, be victorious that’s his prerogative. You do whatever you want to do. I don’t have nothing [sic] against Manny Pacquiao. Of course, he’s supposed to call the Mayweather name. I’m probably going to be one of the biggest names of all time in this sport, if not the biggest name. When you call the Mayweather name out, I mean, you speaking dollars.
“I’m not really doing interviews but I’ve been asked the question probably seven times, with one saying, ‘why are you scared to fight Pacquiao’ – like beating him once wasn’t good enough. It is was it is and Pacquiao is a future Hall of Famer, a hell of a champion and a hell of a guy. But the best man won and I was the best man.”
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